Richard Halicks

Senior editor for Enterprise

Richard Halicks the senior editor of the Enterprise team.

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Blacks and whites in poll have wildly different views of the South
 A new poll of the 11 states of the Old Confederacy finds that, on many key issues, black Southerners and white Southerners appear to live in two different versions of the South. The Winthrop University Poll, released Wednesday, comes amid a new season of racial polarization in the country, from national political debate down to local governments&rsquo...

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A new poll of the 11 states of the Old Confederacy finds that, on many key issues, black Southerners and white Southerners appear to live in two different versions of the South. The Winthrop University Poll, released Wednesday, comes amid a new season of racial polarization in the country, from national political debate down to local governments&rsquo...
A lawyer with 121 Thornton Dial drawings — and why he’s in hot water
 The client was Bill Arnett, a famed art collector in Atlanta who helped propel the brilliant folk artist Thornton Dial to  prominence. The lawyer was Gary Coulter, who handled various kinds of legal work for Arnett  for years.  Nearly a decade ago, however, Dial works belonging to Arnett began  stacking up by the dozens in...

2:06 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

The client was Bill Arnett, a famed art collector in Atlanta who helped propel the brilliant folk artist Thornton Dial to prominence. The lawyer was Gary Coulter, who handled various kinds of legal work for Arnett for years.  Nearly a decade ago, however, Dial works belonging to Arnett began stacking up by the dozens in...
Let’s talk about Confederate monuments and symbols
 The argument over Confederate statues and monuments led to bloodshed in Charlottesville and massive protest marches elsewhere. President Trump stands with many Southerners who want to keep the monuments where they are. But tens of thousands of others believe the time has come to remove these icons from public places and put them in museums...

7:30 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

The argument over Confederate statues and monuments led to bloodshed in Charlottesville and massive protest marches elsewhere. President Trump stands with many Southerners who want to keep the monuments where they are. But tens of thousands of others believe the time has come to remove these icons from public places and put them in museums...
Confederate monuments coming down all over the South
 Noon update: President Trump this morning decried efforts across the country to remove Civil War monuments. In a series of tweets, Trump said: “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change history, but you can learn from...

12:05 AM Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Noon update: President Trump this morning decried efforts across the country to remove Civil War monuments. In a series of tweets, Trump said: “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can’t change history, but you can learn from...
‘March on Google’ in Atlanta, other cities called off
 A group protesting Google as an “anti-free speech monopoly” has postponed protest marches in nine cities, including Atlanta. The “March on Google” was to have taken place Saturday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta. Marchongoogle.com said in a post Tuesday that it had received “credible alt-left terrorist threats.&rdquo...

2:48 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

A group protesting Google as an “anti-free speech monopoly” has postponed protest marches in nine cities, including Atlanta. The “March on Google” was to have taken place Saturday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta. Marchongoogle.com said in a post Tuesday that it had received “credible alt-left terrorist threats.&rdquo...
Airbnb kicks white-power groups out of bed before Virginia rally
 Airbnb has barred white-power groups from using the room-sharing service for a “Unite the Right”  rally in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. Airbnb announced Monday it was deleting the accounts of “alt-right” activists, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen and other white supremacy groups, who had booked lodging in...

12:09 AM Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2017

Airbnb has barred white-power groups from using the room-sharing service for a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. Airbnb announced Monday it was deleting the accounts of “alt-right” activists, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen and other white supremacy groups, who had booked lodging in...
Some people still define her by her skin color, Michelle Obama says
 Women who break through glass ceilings often have scars to show for it. Michelle Obama this week spoke of what it meant to become the nation’s first black first lady — and the racial hatred that followed her and her husband throughout his presidency.   Obama was speaking in Denver on Tuesday night at the 30th anniversary...

11:31 AM Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

Women who break through glass ceilings often have scars to show for it. Michelle Obama this week spoke of what it meant to become the nation’s first black first lady — and the racial hatred that followed her and her husband throughout his presidency.   Obama was speaking in Denver on Tuesday night at the 30th anniversary...
Waffle House sex tapes case: Is your bedroom a private place?
 Another piece of the litigation surrounding the intimate relationship of Waffle House chairman Joe W. Rogers Jr. and his housekeeper/personal assistant went before the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday. In this iteration, the state was asking the high court to reinstate felony charges against the housekeeper, Mye Brindle, and her two attorneys...

9:34 PM Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Another piece of the litigation surrounding the intimate relationship of Waffle House chairman Joe W. Rogers Jr. and his housekeeper/personal assistant went before the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday. In this iteration, the state was asking the high court to reinstate felony charges against the housekeeper, Mye Brindle, and her two attorneys...
Mississippi legislator says he’s sorry for suggesting lynchings 
 The clamor grew on Wednesday for the resignation of a Mississippi state legislator who said on Facebook that people who want to remove Confederate monuments should be lynched. The Black Caucus of the Legislature was joined by state NAACP President Derrick Johnson in demanding that Rep. Karl Oliver give up his seat, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...

12:10 AM Tuesday, May. 23, 2017

The clamor grew on Wednesday for the resignation of a Mississippi state legislator who said on Facebook that people who want to remove Confederate monuments should be lynched. The Black Caucus of the Legislature was joined by state NAACP President Derrick Johnson in demanding that Rep. Karl Oliver give up his seat, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...
New Orleans takes down Jefferson Davis statue amid threats
 In the predawn hours Thursday, an anonymous work crew wearing flak jackets removed the statue of Jefferson Davis from its 13-foot pedestal on Jefferson Davis Parkway in New Orleans — the second monument taken down in the city’s continuing purge of Confederate memorials. Confederate-flag-waving protesters and pro-removal demonstrators...

7:55 PM Thursday, May. 11, 2017

In the predawn hours Thursday, an anonymous work crew wearing flak jackets removed the statue of Jefferson Davis from its 13-foot pedestal on Jefferson Davis Parkway in New Orleans — the second monument taken down in the city’s continuing purge of Confederate memorials. Confederate-flag-waving protesters and pro-removal demonstrators...
The mayor’s race
Atlanta’s last white mayor Sam Massell, won 90 percent of the white vote in 1969. When he lost to Maynard Jackson four years later, it was Jackson who dominated the black vote. “There was a greater motivation when you figure that African-Americans didn’t have control for 125 years,” said Massell, now retired and serving...

7:05 PM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

Atlanta’s last white mayor Sam Massell, won 90 percent of the white vote in 1969. When he lost to Maynard Jackson four years later, it was Jackson who dominated the black vote. “There was a greater motivation when you figure that African-Americans didn’t have control for 125 years,” said Massell, now retired and serving...